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Atomic Age = the period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear weapon, The Gadget at the Trinity test in New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, during World War II

Also see: Atomic tourism

Time Line
July 16, 1945 – The first nuclear weapon is detonated in a plutonium form near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States in the successful Trinity test.

August 6, 1945 – The second nuclear weapon is detonated and the first to be deployed in combat when the Little Boy uranium bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

August 9, 1945 – The third nuclear weapon is detonated and the second (and last so far) to be deployed in combat, when the Fat Man plutonium bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

Places to visit
Atomic Museum, 755 East Flamingo, Las Vegas
An affiliate of the Smithsonian. Experience the history of the Atomic Age. Open daily, 9am-5pm

Embedded Tweets

The forgotten mine that built the atomic bomb – BBC

Elsewhere on the Web

Oak Ridge

Atomic Age
Atomic orbital
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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